Transferring File Over Serial

Document created by jesseg Employee on Jul 30, 2012Last modified by Jodi Paul on May 16, 2013
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For more information verify the U-Boot Manual[1].

You need the "lrzsz" package to add support on minicom to transfer over serial:

aptitude install lrzsz 

Open Minicom and power-on the board. When the U-Boot prompt appears:


Type the command to transfer the u-boot.bin binary:

=> loady 

Then press the combination keys:

Ctrl+a s 

Then select the option:


A text mode "file explorer" will appear. Select the desired binary (u-boot.bin) pressing "Space" key.

The file transfer will start.

To execute the uploaded file just issue:

=> go 0x100000 

Replace 0x100000 with your TEXT_BASE address.